Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce
2 1/2 pound pork sirloin roast
tablespoon cooking oil
medium onions, cut into thin wedges
cup root beer*
cloves garlic, minced
cups root beer (two 12-ounce cans or bottles)*
cup bottled chili sauce
teaspoon root beer concentrate (optional)
several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
hamburger buns, split (and toasted, if desired)
Lettuce leaves (optional)
Tomato slices (optional)
- Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut roast to fit into a 3-1/2- to 5-quart crockery cooker. Sprinkle meat with the salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to cooker. Add onions, the 1 cup root beer, and garlic.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
- Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine the 3 cups of root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups. Add root beer concentrate and bottled hot pepper sauce, if desired.
- Transfer roast to a cutting board or serving platter. Using a slotted spoon, remove onions from cooking juices and place on serving platter. Discard juices. Using 2 forks, pull meat apart into shreds. To serve, line buns with lettuce leaves and tomato slices, if desired. Add meat and onions; spoon on sauce. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Do not substitute with diet root beer.
Nutrition Facts(Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce)
- Per serving:
- 356 kcal cal.,
- 10 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat,
- 59 mg chol.,
- 786 mg sodium,
- 44 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 22 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet